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Red Light ArtworkBasic Powerboat Handling (P-101)

Goal:
To learn to act as Skipper and Crew of a single or twin-engine vessel of 32-42 feet in length, cruising in inland waters during daylight hours.
Ashore and Afloat Skills:
This course includes instruction in the structural, mechanical, and electrical parts and systems of the vessel, USCG required safety equipment, four basic knots, basic chart reading and Rules of the Road. Students will learn docking and handling techniques, maneuvering the boat in close quarters, basic piloting and understanding tides and currents, proper use of the marine radio, basic anchoring techniques, proper fueling procedures, proper action to take when vessel is aground, and making the vessel "shipshape".
Prerequisite:
None
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Inland Powerboat Cruising (P-102)

Goal:

To learn to act as Skipper and Crew of a single or twin-engine vessel of 32-50 feet in length operating during daylight hours in inland or coastal waters. Experience a liveaboard cruise of at least 48 hours.
Ashore and Afloat Skills:
This course builds on the basic boat handling skills of P-101 and includes a live-aboard cruise of three-days and two-nights. Students will prepare and provision for the cruise, act as helmsmen, spend at least one night at anchor (second night optional at anchor or at a marina), learn proper dinghy handling, nautical etiquette, and proper piloting and seamanship skills.
Prerequisite:
P101 or equivalent boating experience
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Power class photoCombination Handling and Cruising (P-101 and P-102)

Goal:
Same as P-102
Ashore And Afloat Skills:
This course combines the three-day Basic Powerboat Handling Skills with the three-day Inland Powerboat Cruising experience. Students will learn and practice during the day and spend the first three nights at our dock before departing on a three-day, two-night cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway and the barrier islands of Southwest Florida.
Prerequisite:
None
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Note:
P-101 & P-102 include accommodations on board, fuel, instructor and course materials. A Student Guide will be mailed in advance to all students. Students are responsible for all meals and for the instructor's meals when he is on board.

Offshore Powerboat Cruising (P-103)

Goal:

To learn to act as Skipper and Crew of a twin-engine vessel of 36-50 feet in length operating day or night in inland, coastal, and offshore waters. Experience a liveaboard offshore cruise of seven days.
Ashore and Afloat Skills:
This course is designed to give coastal cruisers some offshore cruising experience. Students will plan, prepare and provision for a seven-day cruise to the Florida Keys and return. The curriculum includes maintaining ship's systems underway, offshore navigation, electronic navigation, night passagemaking, a night landfall, overnight anchoring, advanced marlinspike, and more.
Prerequisite:
P102 or equivalent inland and coastal cruising experience Note: P103 includes course materials, yacht, fuel, instructor and one overnight dockage in Key West. Students are responsible for all meals and for the instructor's meals during cruise.
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